A Possible Time Leap for 'Desperate Housewives'
A Possible Time Leap for 'Desperate Housewives'
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Desperate Housewives has finally returned to the air on Sunday after being sidelined for more than three months by the writers' strike.  But while the show resumed its story two weeks after a tornado hit Wisteria Lane, sources have been buzzing that a serious time leap will soon be in the cards.

Speculations have been brewing that there is a plan to fast-forward the show five years into the future in the closing moments of the season finale and continue from there for the duration of the series, according to TV Guide.

With the possible time leap pending to commence, it's likely that the series would incur some dramatic and drastic changes.  As reported previously, there have already been rumors about Nicollette Sheridan, who plays Edie Britt on the dramedy, possibly exiting Desperate Housewives. Although the actress has already broken her silence, hinting that she's not going anywhere, co-star James Denton seems to hint otherwise.

“Other than the four main women, nobody is really too secure.  I don't know if you've [heard] there's supposedly a big time jump at the end of this season, either forward or backward a number of years.  So we'll lose some cast members.  That's what we've been told, so none of us are feeling too smug.  We're just waiting to see how it shakes out,” Denton, who plays Mike Delfino, said about show creator Marc Cherry's larger plans.

"I don't know.  Maybe Nicollette's renegotiation is coming up and they're leaving the door open just in case it doesn't go as planned," the Desperate Housewives actor added.

So far, Denton has heard all good ideas from the writers of the show.  Of course, he still hopes to be one of the cast members that will survive the leap.

“If they go backward [in time], you know, Delfino wasn't even there yet.  If they go forward, by then Susan's baby will be 6 or 7 years old and all that stuff, so it's going to be tricky.  But I think it'll enable the writers to do some really creative things and sort of reset the show,” he said.

Fans can catch Desperate Housewives, which also stars Felicity Huffman, Eva Longoria Parker, Marcia Cross, and Teri Hatcher, every Sunday at 9/8c on ABC.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: TV Guide, Eonline.com
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